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Submitted by Aclay 1047d ago | news

Dance Central 3 Designer: Kinect Developers Need to Do Better Than “Oh, It Works”

Kotaku, Evan Narcisse- "Last week, I talked to the people who make the best Kinect games. The topic of discussion? One of the worst Kinect games.

I chatted with Dance Central 3 project lead Matt Boch what he thought about the state of Kinect game development, starting off with the mind-numbingly wretched Steel Battalion. Back when Capcom's bungle came out months ago, it was plain to see that the game simply didn't work the way it was supposed to. How does this happen, I asked Boch?" (Dance Central 3, Kinect, Xbox 360)

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Brettman2008  +   1047d ago
A game like Dance Central doesn't have to be lag free or super accurate. Most people probably wouldn't know if their dancing was being accurately assessed. However, a game like Steel Battalion needs accurate, reasonably lag free controls and the absence of such is a killer. I think there will always be a limitation with this hands free technology. Some games, like Dance Central, are very suitable and games like first person shooters mostly impractical. Although the use of hand gestures and voice control may be useful for some first person shooters in addition to the controller. I think that Kinect 2 will be virtually lag free and at a higher resolution which should allow it to reach its potential, as limiting as it may be.

Aside from this, I have Kinect and it is great fun playing with the kids. There are some very good games for it, including Dance Central, Kinect Sports series and Kinect Fruit Ninja etc.
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from the beach  +   1047d ago
I was just reading Kotaku's mind-numbingly wretched blog and wondering - is this story another unsubstantiated rumour they'll have to retract in a few hours?
bakasora  +   1047d ago
Just lol
Psychonaughty  +   1047d ago
Having just played Wreckateer it's obvious to me that it's possible to make a fun game work on Kinect, certainly Microsoft has proven it can pull it off, most other developers have been far too half hearted though and their products have mostly ranged from poor to terrible. Hopefully having Kinect 2 out of the box in 720 (as rumoured) will change things for the better.

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